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business. >> okay. the resulting economy has resulted in internet base for short term rentals and many of the rentals are illegal and the hotel tax is not collected. should the city legalize some or all of the arrangements and collect a hotel tax and we will begin with you -- i will be glad to repeat the question. >> i honestly don't know how you would enforce a law like that. of course everyone should pay their fair share but i don't know how you could enforce that. i believe we should standardize the inlaw units, maybe sure they're up to code and regulate any new units but as far as taxation i cannot see how you could actually enforce that and collect the taxes on it. >> thank you sir. mr. yee. >> cheryl i just want to make sure -- >> i can repeat it. there is internet base market for short base rentals and they sublease units to visitors and tourists and many are illegal and the city's hotel tax is not collected. should the city legalize these arrangements and collect the hotel tax? >> i traveled to different countries and i go to the internet and they have hotels and these renta
and republican presidential hopeful mitt romney debated issues of foreign policy and the economy, we turn to world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author, and mit professor noam chomsky. in a recent speech, professor chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the campaign -- from china to the arab spring, to global warming and the nuclear threat posed by israel versus iran. he spoke last month at the university of massachusetts in amherst, at any event sponsored by the center for popular economics. his talk was entitled, "who owns the world?" >> when i was thinking about these remarks, i had two topics in mind. i could not decide between them. pretty obvious ones. one topic is, what are the most important issues that we face? the second topic is, what issues are not being treated seriously or at all in the quadrennial frenzy now under way called in election? but i realize that there is no problem. it is not a hard choice. they are the same topic. there are reasons for it, which are very significant in and of themselves. i would like to return to that in a momen
decision that they were not going to run on that record and instead, i guess because they @see the economy is very fragile and because they did not want to take the design had on, they ended up dueling with romney over who was more enthusiastic about drilling oil and mining coal. >> and a comment by governor romney, though he does not like to seem toemind d of this, when he famously said at the republican convention in his nomination -- acceptance speech, "my promise is to help you and your family" after saying president obama slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. my promise is to help you and your family. interesting how those two issues have merged. >> they have merged because as it pointed out in our article, there are an awful lot of famili in new jersey, on staten island, elsewhere in the mid-atlantic who right now need an awful lot of help and a lot ensive help, by the way, as a result of the rising oceans. when you have higher sea levels, the storm that whips up the sea is going to do more damage. that opposition that romney tried to set up really is a false one print th
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